What is Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that is holistic, scientifically based, safe to use, inexpensive and curative of chronic disease. It was founded by Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago, although the principles on which it is based have been utilized in healing for 1000’s of years. Homeopathic remedies work through activating the body’s own powers of self regulation and self-healing. Since its inception, homeopathy has benefitted people from all walks of life and of any age, in countries all over the world.

One of the basic principles is the “Law of Similars” which states that substances which can cause certain symptoms in healthy people can cure those same symptoms when they occur in an ill person. This is already known in conventional medicine through treatments such as allergy desensitization shots and vaccinations.

Another important principle in homeopathy is that each of us is unique. The same diet, the same advice and the same homeopathic remedy will not necessarily help everyone with the same disease. Homeopathy treats the individual and not the disease. Through striving to find the unique remedy that fits the individual, the door is unlocked to their own self healing.

Classical homeopathic treatment only uses one remedy at a time to treat and cure chronic disease. A homeopathic evaluation generally takes several hours and focuses on deeply understanding an individual on all levels of his/her being (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). The homeopath is also concerned with symptoms that are idiosyncratic of the person or uniquely out the healing power of the substance.